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19'' Sport Wheel with the performance red caliper

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Maximilien, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Maximilien

    Maximilien Member

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    For those who bought the Performance with performance upgrade package and live in snowy areas, are you gonna get 19'' sport wheel for winter to keep the brake calipers on?

    Tesla shop sells them for $3,500 19'' Sport Wheel for winter tire package, but I am not too sure if the brake calipers fit.

    I searched the forum here but there doesn't seem to have a consensus whether it works or not.
     
  2. Brian N

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    Just an option. If they are going to be winter beaters. I’m sure you can put almost any wheel you want (that fits model 3). Doesn’t have to be Tesla 19s.

    That’s probably what I would do if I lived in a colder climate.
     
  3. Maximilien

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    So you are saying any 19'' wheel can fit the red brake?
     
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    I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question yet. Somebody with a P3D with performance package should get together with someone who has 19s and try swapping one onto the front.
     
  5. Brian N

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    I would think they would. But yes like mentioned no one knows if the Tesla 19s fit just yet.

    If tesla 19s don’t fit I’m sure you can find another 19 inch wheel designed with more clearance in mind.

    I thought it was the rear calipers that were the issue? At least that is what I heard when people tried to fit the 18s.
     
  6. ℬête Noire

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    If you're buying them from Tesla that'll include install? If so the Service Centers should be on top of it. Just order there and it should be easier to make it clear the purchase is conditional on fitting over your P brakes......hehe I said pee breaks. :p

    That kinda sucks for advanced planning I suppose, since I expect you won't be getting your set until.....Irvine, CA? Umm, when hell has frozen over and subsequent blizzards hit Orange County? :cool:
     
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  7. brianman

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    I'm hoping one or more people that do that report back here how it turned out.
     
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  8. Maximilien

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    I knew someone would say mention that! :D

    I am likely to move to east coast (MA, NJ, or NY) in couple years to expand my company there. I am planning to bring my Model 3 with me and whereas my S and X will stay in Southern California.

    So it was a concern when someone said that 20'' wheels are poor in snow.
     
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  9. ronin

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    Any recommendation for cheap but safe 19” rims for winter usage?

    I saw some on discount tire and tire rack, but not sure if the quality is ok for winter usage.
     

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